Scrimping on Internet
Since I don’t have unlimited access to wifi internet in my hotel room, I am forced to conserve whatever time I get from the limited and costly access I get (~Php360/hour). And to think I thought Airborne Access and Globe WiZ’s Php100/hour is already very expensive.
Ones is constantly challeged to maximize the usage.
- Check emails and reply to very urgent ones.
- Download all RSS feeds into local client, FeedDemon.
- Opening 3 dozen pages for reading later on when disconnected.
- Compose blog entries offline (via Notepad) and publish them once connected.
- Type faster!
I just learned from talking with guys here that you can actually buy pre-paid SIM cards and use it access the internet. I didn’t think of doing that before. I was actually expecting to at least be able to access Mobile Gmail via my phone on Smart International Roaming. Another lesson learned here…
Years ago, when I was still enjoying dial-up connections, there was this software that enables you to download entire websites into your hard drive and then brose it offline. Are those kind of services still available now?